Oct. 29, 1919 — March 9, 2008
NORWALK — Richard D. “Jack” Fry, 88, of Monroeville and formerly of Chester, W.Va., died Sunday afternoon at Gaymont Nursing Home, Norwalk.
He was born Oct. 29, 1919 in Norwalk. He recently moved back to his boyhood home on Dogtown Road near Monroeville after having lived in Chester for the last 50 years.
He was a 1937 graduate of Bellevue High School. He served in the Navy and operated a landing craft at the invasion of Normandy during World War II.
He worked as a mechanic for O.H. Hill in East Liverpool, retiring in 1962. He and his wife were avid golfers, using clubs that he made himself.
He is survived by his sister, Delores Heim, of Anchorage, Alaska, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leota (Gibbs); parents, A.N. and Iva (Grinstead) Fry; sisters, Doris Herner and Dorothea Krapp; and brothers Dorwin, Dallas, and Douglas.
There will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements are being handled by Morman Funeral Home in Wakeman.
Online condolences may be made at www.mormanfh.com
Memorial gifts may be sent to the donor’s local humane society.